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Minutes 



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OF THE 

Seventy-First 
Annual Session 

OF THE 

Corresponding 

Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

ZION GROVE CHURCH 

COLD POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 

OCTOBER 7, S, 9, 

1955 



OIFICI i 

ELDER B. B. EXUM Moderator 

ELDER H. G. G AM»Unt Mod. 

ELDER SHOI 

UROTH I t.i ni Clerk 

BROTHER 

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Minutes 



FRIDAY MORNING, October 7, 1955. 

The Corresponding Association of the Primitive Baptists held 
its Seventy-First Session with our sister church, Zion Grove, 
beginning Friday before the second Sunday in October, 1955. 

The Moderator arose and sang hymn 353, and read the scrip- 
ture lesson, John 14:1-10. The Moderator led the Association 
in singing hymn 433. Prayer was given by Elder Russell Callier 
The Moderator introduced Elder S. A. Short who had been 
chosen the preach the opening sermon. Elder Short opened by 
singing hymn 364. His text was Mark 41: "If thou wilt thou 
canst make me clean. " He talked from this thought : " J esus said 
I'll be the Cleaner." Following Elder Short's message the 
Moderator presented Elder H. G. Gardner for the alternate 
sermon. Elder Gardner opened by singing hymn 144. His text 
was "I am the Way." Following the sermon he sang hymn 400 
for closing. The Moderator closed the Association for one hour. 

FRIDAY EVENING, October 7, 1955. 

The afternoon session was opened by the Moderator singing 
hymn 376. Prayer was given by Elder Simon Sherrod. The 
18th chapter of Matthew was read for the scripture lesson by 
the Moderator. The Moderator called for the business of the 
evening. It was moved and agreed that Elder B. B. Exum would 
be Moderator for the next twelve months, Elder H. G. Gardner 
Ass't. Moderator, Elder S. A. Short, Clerk, Brother J. I. Jones, 
Ass't Clerk, Brother William Shephard, Treasurer, and all 
other officers to remain the same. It was moved and agreed 
that our correspondents take a part in our conference, and feel 
right at home. It was moved and agreed that the roll of the 
churches be called. All churches were present. It was moved 
and agreed that the Committee of three be appointed to ar- 
range for the preaching for each day of the conference. The 
following persons were named to do the preaching : Elder Russ- 
ell Callier, Brother William Puckins, and Elder C. W. Powell. 
Alternates: Elder Frank Bell, Elder J. L. Wade, and Elder 
Claytor. It was moved and agreed that the report of the Com- 
mittee be received and that the Committee be discharged. It 



was moved and agreed that the delegates with whom we corres- 
pond make their report. Moved that Brother Enos Farmer take 
the texts at the stand. 

Radicue: Peace and love; Elder Warren Cooper, Moderator, 
Elder Johnny Morning, assistant Moderator. Next session at 
Art Willow Church, Friday before the first Sunday in October, 
1956. 

Chestnut Knob ; B. T. Hairston stating peace and love ; Elder 
Ft. L. Powell, Moderator. 

Loving : Elder A. H. Humphrey, Moderator, peace and love. 
Next session Friday before the fourth Sunday in Sept. 1956. 

Union Line : By Elder Williams, peace and love. Elder David 
Bynum, Moderator. Next session at Williams Chapel three 
miles from Marlsboro, N. C. 

Contentnea : Peace and love by Brother Bryant. Elder 
Robert Revis, Moderator. Next session with Black Creek 
Church, Friday before the fourth Sunday in October, 1956. 

Cub Run : By Elder Walton, peace and love. Elder Duncan 
Moderator. Next session at Cub Run Church, Friday before the 
third Sunday in August, 1956. 

Bethlehem : By Elder Ben Cherry, peace and love. Modera- 
tor Elder J. H. Winstead, and Elder Dancy, assistant Moder- 
ator. 

Sandy Ridge : No report. 

Old School : Elder Jimmy Wilson, peace and love. Next ses- 
sion with Rock Berry Church, highway 41, 12 miles of Dan- 
ville, Virginia. 

Cooper 's Grove : By Brother Irvin Moore, peace and love. 
Next session at Pilgrim Rest Church Saturday before the third 
Sunday in August, 1956. 

Little River : By letter, peace and love. Elder Stewart, Mod- 
erator. 

Piedmont : By letter. Elder E. C. Claytor, Moderator. Next 
session Church at Schoolfiled, Martinsville highway, 57, Rocky 
Mount into Virginia. 

Mt. Zion : By Elder J. L. Wade, peace and love. Elder E. D. 
Wallace, Moderator. Next session at Fayetteville, W.Va., at 
Matthew Church, Friday before the first Sundav in Aug. 1956. 

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Minutes 

FRIDAY MORNING, October 7, 1955. 

The Corresponding Association of the Primitive Baptists held 
its Seventy-First Session with our sister church, Zion Grove, 
beginning Friday before the second Sunday in October, 1955. 

The Moderator arose and sang hymn 353, and read the scrip- 
ture lesson, John 14:1-10. The Moderator led the Association 
in singing hymn 433. Prayer was given by Elder Russell Callier 
The Moderator introduced Elder S. A. Short who had been 
chosen the preach the opening sermon. Elder Short opened by 
singing hymn 364. His text was Mark 41 : "If thou wilt thou 
canst make me clean. " He talked from this thought : " J esus said 
I'll be the Cleaner." Following Elder Short's message the 
Moderator presented Elder H. G. Gardner for the alternate 
sermon. Elder Gardner opened by singing hymn 144. His text 
was "I am the Way." Following the sermon he sang hymn 400 
for closing. The Moderator closed the Association for one hour. 

FRIDAY EVENING, October 7, 1955. 

The afternoon session was opened by the Moderator singing 
hymn 376. Prayer was given by Elder Simon Sherrod. The 
18th chapter of Matthew was read for the scripture lesson by 
the Moderator. The Moderator called for the business of the 
evening. It was moved and agreed that Elder B. B. Exum would 
be Moderator for the next twelve months, Elder H. G. Gardner 
Ass't. Moderator, Elder S. A. Short, Clerk, Brother J. I. Jones, 
Ass't Clerk, Brother William Shephard, Treasurer, and all 
other officers to remain the same. It was moved and agreed 
that our correspondents take a part in our conference, and feel 
right at home. It was moved and agreed that the roll of the 
churches be called. All churches were present. It was moved 
and agreed that the Committee of three be appointed to ar- 
range for the preaching for each day of the conference. The 
following persons were named to do the preaching : Elder Russ- 
ell Callier, Brother William Puckins, and Elder C. W. Powell. 
Alternates : Elder Frank Bell, Elder J. L. Wade, and Elder 
Claytor. It was moved and agreed that the report of the Com- 
mittee be received and that the Committee be discharged. It 



was moved and agreed that the delegates with whom we corres- 
pond make their report. Moved that Brother Enos Farmer take 
the texts at the stand. 

Radieue : Peace and love ; Elder Warren Cooper, Moderator, 
Elder Johnny Morning, assistant Moderator. Next session at 
Art Willow Church, Friday before the first Sunday in October, 
1956. 

Chestnut Knob : B. T. Hairston stating peace and love ; Elder 
R. L. Powell, Moderator. 

Loving : Elder A. H. Humphrey, Moderator, peace and love. 
Next session Friday before the fourth Sunday in Sept. 1956. 

Union Line : By Elder Williams, peace and love. Elder David 
Bynum, Moderator. Next session at Williams Chapel three 
miles from Marlsboro, N. C. 

Contentnea : Peace and love by Brother Bryant. Elder 
Robert Revis, Moderator. Next session with Black Creek 
Church, Friday before the fourth Sunday in October, 1956. 

Cub Run : By Elder Walton, peace and love. Elder Duncan 
Moderator. Next session at Cub Run Church, Friday before the 
third Sunday in August, 1956. 

Bethlehem : By Elder Ben Cherry, peace and love. Modera- 
tor Elder J. H. Winstead, and Elder Dancy, assistant Moder- 
ator. 

Sandy Ridge : No report. 

Old School : Elder Jimmy Wilson, peace and love. Next ses- 
sion with Rock Berry Church, highway 41, 12 miles of Dan- 
ville, Virginia. 

Cooper 's Grove : By Brother Irvin Moore, peace and love. 
Next session at Pilgrim Rest Church Saturday before the third 
Sunday in August, 1956. 

Little River : By letter, peace and love. Elder Stewart, Mod- 
erator. 

Piedmont : By letter. Elder E. C. Claytor, Moderator. Next 
session Church at Schoolfiled, Martinsville highway, 57, Rocky 
Mount into Virginia. 

Mt. Zion : By Elder J. L. Wade, peace and love. Elder E. D. 
Wallace, Moderator. Next session at Fayetteville, W.Va., at 
Matthew Church, Friday before the first Sundav in Aug. 1956. 

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shall have power to call help from other churches to aid in settling it. 

17. We agree not to commune with any persons unless they are bap- 
tized in our faith and order. 

18. We agree to commune with Predestinarian Baptists who are in 
good standing. 

19. If any member sees another transgressing the rules of the church 
and does not bring it to the church after applying the eighteenth chap- 
ter of Matthew, they are liable to be tried before the church themselves. 
Each church shall have a Moderator and be governed by the voice of 
the church. 

20. No ordination shall be done only in a Union or an Association. 

21. No traffic or trade shall be nearer than 150 yards of the church 
grounds. 

22. No minister or members shall have a right to carry any of the 
Corresponding Association property to any Association. 

23. No members who have been withdrawn from fellowship will be 
allowed to come into the Association. He first shall get right at his 
own church. 

24. No member of this Association shall join any secret order and 
such shall be a violation of our faith and order and shall be dealt with 
by their churches. 



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Minutes 

OF THE 

Seventv-Second 
Annual Session 

OF THE 

Corresponding 

Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

Wilson Chapel Church 

OCTOBER 12, 13, 14, 




Next session convenes with the Zion Grove Church, located 
in Robersonville, N. C, Friday before the second Sunday 
in October, 1957. 

OFFICERS 

ELDER DORCINE STATON, Moderator, Bethel, N. C. 

Phone 2086 
BROTHER CHARLIE DUGGER, Clerk RobersonvilIe,N. C. 
SISTER SALLIE WHITFIELD, Ass't Cl'k, Everetts, N. C. 

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Proceedings 

PROCEEDINGS OF THE CORRESPONDING PRIMITIVE BAP- 
TIST ASSOCIATION, HELD WITH WILSON CHAPEL CHURCH. 

Elder D. Staton read for his morning lesson Psalms 23, sang hymn 3, 
prayer by Brother Gay, Elder Willie Beach who was chosen to preach 
the Introductory Sermon sang hymn 200 and preached from Psa. 23. 
Elder Dorcine Staton who was chosen to preach the alternate sermon 
sang hymn 38 and preached from the same text. 

M.otion and agreed the conference close until 1 :45 a. m. 

Closing hymn No. 83. 
Collected $12.00. Dismissed by Elder Dorcine Staton. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON BUSINESS SESSION. 

Elder Dorcine Station sang hymn 364, prayer by Brother Mack 
Whitfield. Elder D. Staton announced the association conference 
opened and ready for transaction of business. 

Motion and agreed that Elder Dorcine Staton be chosen Moderator 
of the Corresponding Association, Brother Charlie Dugger, Clerk, 
Sister Sallie Whitfield, Assistant Clerk, Sister Mamie Dugger, Treas- 
urer. Miotion and agreed the corresponding ministers and messengers 
from our sister associations be invited to seat with us to take a part 
in the conference and feel themselves at home. 

Motion and agreed the Committee on Arrangements of Preaching 
from day to day be appointed. The Moderator appointed Brother 
Mack Whitfield, Brother Robert Gay and Elder Willie Beach; they 
reported as follows to preach at the stand: Brother Isaac Philip, Elder 
Oscar Clemon, Elder E. M. Bedney. 

Motion and agreed the report of the committee be received. Motion 
and agreed Brother Artibridge be reporter. 

Motion and agreed the Finance Committee report. The Moderator 
appointed Brother Robert Gay, Bro. Mack Whitfield and Bro. Charlie 
Dugger. Motion and agreed the delegates from our Sister Associa- 
tions make their report. 

The North Eastern Association represented by Elder E. M. Bedney 
who came forth with a file of minutes, stating they were in peace 
and love and their next session will convene at St. Johns Church, near 
Newark, N. J., Friday before the first Sunday in September, 1957, 15 
Mercury St. 

The Tar River Association represented by Elder Oscar demons 
came forth with a file of minutes stating peace and love, their next 
session will convene at Sandy Point Church Friday before the third 
Sunday in October, 1956. 

The Mt. Ramer Association represented by Isaac Phelp came forth 
with file of minutes stating peace and love; their next session will 
convene Friday before the fourth Sunday in Oct., 1956. 

The Antioch Association represented by a letter and a file of 
minutes., next session convenes with St. Mount Elijah Church, Ideal 
County, Macon, Ga., Friday before the second Sunday in Oct., 1956. 

Motion and agreed visiting delegates from our sister associations 
be received in this conference by the Moderator extending the right 



hand of fellowship to the delegates. 

Motion and agreed the door be opened for reception of new churches. 

Elder Alexander Darden came forward representing the Mt. Arron 
Association seeking fellowship. Motion and agreed Elder Darden be 
received by the Moderator extending to him the right hand i»f fellow- 
ship. Motion and agreed all the delegates be enrolled. 

Motion and agreed the association conference close until Saturday 
morning at 9 o'clock. Closing hymn 38; dismissed by Elder Dorcine 
Staton. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON DIVINE SERVICE 

Elder Dorcine Staton sang 507, prayer by Brother Hersey, Elder 
Isaac Phelp sang hymn 200 chose for his text St. John 4; Elder Oscar 
demons witnessed the same; Elder E. M. Bedney sang 395 and wit- 
nessed the same. Closed with hymn 505. Collected $8.26. Dismissed by 
Elder Dorcine Staton. 

FRIDAY NIGHT DIVINE SERVICE. 

Elder D. Staton sang hymn 383 and read the first chapter of St. 
John, prayer by Bro. Mack Whitfield. Elder Oscar Clemon sang hymn 
695, preached from Matthew second chapter. 

Elder Isaac Phelp sang hymn 618 and preached from St. John 1.; 
Elder E. M. Bedney sang hymn 141 and witnessed the same. Closed 
with hymn 145 Finance Committee collected $4.12; dismissed by 
Elder Dorcine Staton. 

SATURDAY MORNING BUSINESS SESSION 

The association was called to order by the Moderator reading for his 
morning lesson 1 Cor. 14, sang hymn 337, prayer by Elder Richard 
Anderson. Motion and agreed the list of churches and the names of 
visiting delegates be called and the minutes of Friday session be 
read; which was read and received. Moti'on and agreed the Committee 
on Arrangements make their report; they reported to preach at the 
stand Elder Spells, Elder Anros Archie Lynch, Elder Alexander Darden. 

Motion and agreed the report of the committee be received. 

Agreed to take up unfinished business. Motion and agreed to see 
where the next association will be held in 1957; the following churches 
put in their petition: Mt. Carmel, Zion Grove. It seemed to please 
the mind of the conference to give the next association to Zion Grove. 
Elder Alexander Darden was chosen to preach the Introductory Ser- 
mon. Motion and agreed Elder Willie Beach write the Corresponding 
Letter and Elder Dorcine Staton write the Circular Letter for 1957. 

Motion and agreed to appoint delegates to visit our sister associations 
with whom we correspond. 

To the Tar River, agreed to send Elder Dorcine Staton, Friday 
before the third Sunday in October, 1956 at Sandy Point, Williamston, 
N. C; to the North Eastern, agreed to send Elder D. Staton, Friday 
before the first Sunday in Sept., 1958; to the Antioch of Georgia agreed 
to send a letter and a file of minutes to Mt. Ramah, agreed to send 
Elder Willie Beach, Friday before the fourth Sunday in October, 1956. 
To all others the association agreed to send letters and file of minutes. 

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Motion and agreed to close the conference until 10 o'cl'ock. 

SATURDAY MORNING DIVINE SERVICE 

Elder Oscar Clemon read the 8th chapter of Romans, sang hymfi 
83, prayer by Bro. Hersey, Bro. S. Spell sang hymn 200 and preached 
from St. John 14; Elder Amos Lynch sang hymn 356 and used St. 
Matthew 1; Elder Alexander Darden sang hymn 416 and preached 
on Joshua; Elder E. M. Bedney witnessed the same; closing hymn 384. 
Collected $18.00; dismissed by Elder E. M. Bedney. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON BUSINESS SESSION 

The association was called to order by the Moderator, sang hymn 201, 
prayer by Elder Phelp; the Moderator announced the conference was 
now ready for transaction of business. Motion and agreed the list 
of the churches, names of visiting delegates be called and the minute 
of Saturday morning session be read, which was done and received. 

Motion and agreed the committee on arrangements report. They 
report to preach at the stand Brother Leroy Artibridge, Elder Richard 
Anderson, Elder G. C. Payton. Motion and agreed the report of the 
committee be received. Motion and agreed the Finance Committee be 
directed to keep an accurate account of all the money paid in and 
paid out during the setting of this association. Motion and agreed 
the association take up her association dues collected in this session. 

Motion and agreed the association treasury be counted. Found 
$11.00. Left in hands of the Treasurer $50.30. Motion and agreed 
the Clerk have 150 copies of the minutes printed and distributed under 
the supervision of the Moderator. 

Agreed to donate to the Moderator. Motion and agreed the Moder- 
ator and Finance Committee pay off all debts. M.otion and agreed the 
proceedings of Saturday session be read. Motion and agreed the 
association conference close until Friday before the second Sunday 
in October, 1957 at Zion Grove, Robersonville, N. C. Closed with 
prayer by Elder G. C. Payton. Sang hymn 675; dismissed by Elder 
Staton. 

SATURDAY EVENING DIVINE SERVIC 

Elder Oscar Clemon rose sang hymn 141, prayer by Elder Willie 
Beach, Bro. Leroy Artibridge sang hymn 689, spoke from Matthew; 
Elder Richard Anderson sang hymn 76 and witnessed the same; Elder 
G. C. Payton sang hymn 25 and witnessed the same; Finance Committee 
collected $11.00; closing hymn 490, dismissed by Elder Oscar Clemon. 



SATURDAY NIGHT DIVINE SERVICE 

Elder Oscar Clemon sang hymn 202, prayer by Brother Charlie 
Dugger; Bro. Mack Whitfield sang hymn 83, Elder Isaac Phelp sang 
200 text, 1 Samuell6; Elder Alexander Darden sang 284 and preached 
from same text; Elder E. M. Bedney witnessed same. Finance Com- 
mittee collected $10.00; closing hymn 631. Dismissed by Elder E. M. 
Bedney. 



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SUNDAY MORNING DIVINE SERVICE 

Elder Oscar Clemon read for his morning lesson John 2, sang hymn 
5, prayer by Bro. Luther. The following was sent to the stand: Bro. 
Leroy Artibridge, sang hymn 5, text, John 15; Bro. Mack Whitfield 
sang hymn 400, text, Matt. 25; Bro. Lorenza Spell sang hymn 38 wit- 
nessed the same. Elder Isaac Phelp sang hymn 618 and witnessed the 
same; Bro. Azor House sang hymn 680 and witnessed the same. Elder 
Guilford Slade sang hymn 121 and witnessed same; Elder Amos Lynch 
sang hymn 188 and witnessed same; Elder Alexander Darden sang 
689, text Luke 15:1; Elder Tom Stoke sang hymn 1; Elder Richard 
sang hymn 177 and witnessed same; Elder Alexander Darden sang 
hymn 36 and preached on Daniel; Elder G. C. Payton sang hymn 530, 
text John 15; Elder E. M. Bedney sang hymn 141, text Revelation. 

Finance Committee collected $60.00; closing hymn 631. Dismissed 
by Elder Dorcine Staton. 



CIRCULAR LETTER 



Dear brethren and sisters — this being the seventy-second annual 
sessi'on of the Corresponding Primitive Baptist Association held with 
the Wilon Chapel Church at Everetts, N. C. October 12, 13, 14, 1956, 
we are more than glad the Lord has blessed us to meet again in ano- 
ther association though many trials have met us along the way; but 
He has kept us; let us pray that He may guide us through this Associa- 
tion in peace and love. Brethren, let us stand for the right and not 
for the wrong. Your humble servant in Christ I trust, 

BROTHER MACK WHITFIELD 

VISITING DELEGATES 

Elder E. M. Bedney, Washington, D. C. 
Elder Oscar Clemon, Williamston, N. C. 
Elder Isaac Phelp, Georgia 

VISITING ELDERS 

Elder Leslie Blow, Elder Tom Stokes, Elder Amos Lynch, Elder 
Oscar Cem'onl, Elder Richard Anderson, Elder G. C. Payton. 

CHURCH STATISTICS 

WILSON CHAPEL— Messengers: Bro. Mack Whitfield, Restored one. 
Deceased one, Membership 20, Sunday of meeting, third. 
ZION GROVE — Messenger: Bro. Mack Whitfield, Membership 2, Sun- 
day of Meeting, first. 

MT. CARMEL — Messenger: Charlie Dugger, Membership 2, Sunday 
of Meeting, second. 



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ROLL OF ORDAINED ELDERS 

Elder Dorcine Staton, Bethel, North Carolina. 
Elder Willie Beach, Parmele, North Carolina. 
Elder Amos Lynch 
Licentiate Ministers: 

Brother Mack Whitfield, Everetts, N. C. 
Brother Leroy Artibridge, Williamston, N. C. 

ROLL OF PASTORS AND CHURCHES 

Wilson Chapel — Everetts, N. C. Elder Dorcine Staton, Pastor; Dea- 
con Brother Charlie Dugger. 

Zion Grove — Robersonville, N. C. Elder Dorcine Staton, Pastor. 
Brother Charlie Dugger, Deacon. 

Mt. Carmel — Bethel, N. C. Elder Dorcine Staton, Pastor. Brother 
Charlie Dugger, Deacon; Clerk, Brother Charlie Dugger. 



ARTICLES OF FAITH 



1. We believe in one true and living God, and there are three per- 
sons in the Godhead, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the 
word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. 

3. We believe in the doctrine of eternal and particular election. 

4. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

5. We believe in the doctrine of man's impotency to recover himself 
from the fallen state by nature of his own free will and ability. 

6. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God, only 
by the imputed righteousness of Christ. 

7. We believe that God's elect shall be called, converted, and sancti- 
fied by the Holy Ghost. 

8. We believe that the saints shall persevere in grace, and never 
finally fall away. 

9. We believe that baptism, the Lord's Supper, and washing the 
saints' feet are ordinances and that the true mode of baptism is by 
immersion. 

10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a general judg- 
ment. 

11. We believe that the punishment of the wicked will be everlast- 
ing, and the joys of the righteous will be eternal. 

12. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the or- 
dinance of baptism and the Lord's Supper except such as are regu- 
larly called and come under the imposition of hands of a presbytery. 

RULES OF DECORUM 

1. The Association will open and close with prayer. 

2. The Moderator and Clerk shall be chosen by the suffrage of the 
members present. 

3. Only one person shall speak at a time who shall arise from his 
seat and address the Moderator when he is about to make a speech. 

4. The person thus speaking shall not be interrupted in his speech 

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by any but the Moderator until he is done speaking. 

5. He shall strictly adhere to the subject and in on wise reflect upon 
the person who spoke before, so as to make remarks on his life, his 
failings or imperfections, and shall fairly state the case and matter as 
nearly as he can so as to convey his light and ideas. 

6. No person shall abruptly break off, or absent himself from the 
Association without first obtaining liberty from the Association. 

7. No person shall rise and speak more than three times on one 
subject without first obtaining liberty from the Association. 

8. No member of this Association shall have the liberty of laughing 
during the sitting of same, nor whispering in time of speech. 

9. No member of this Association shall address another member in 
the term or appellation other than that of Brother. 

10. The Moderator shall not interrupt any brother in or prohibit 
him from speaking until he gives his light on the subject, except he 
break the Rules of Decorum. 

11. The names of the several members of this Association shall be 
enrolled by the Clerk and called as often as this Association requires. 

12. The Moderator shall be the last person who shall speak on the 
subject, who may give his opinion if he choses, but shall have no 
vote unless the Association is equally divided. 

13. No member of this Association shall join any secret order, and 
such shall be a violation of our faith and order, and shall be dealt 
with by their churches. 

14. Any members who shall willingly and knowingly break any of 
these rules may be reproved by the Association as it may deem proper. 



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$ Minutes I 



OF THE 

Seventy-Third „ A * 

OF THE 

Corresponding 

Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

Zion Grove Church 

1957 

MARTIN COUNTY, ROBERSONVILLE, N. C. 
OCTOBER 11, 12, 13, 



Next session convenes with Mt. Airy Church, located at 

Pinetops, N. C, Friday before the second Sunday in 

October, 1958. 

OFFICERS 
ELDER DORCINE STATON - Moderator Bethel N. C. 
CHARLIE DUGGER - Clerk, Rt. 2, Box 84, Robersonville 
SISTER SALLIE WHITFIELD - Assistant Clerk 

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Proceedings 

OF THE CORRESPONDING PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
Held With Zion Grove Church, October 11, 12, 13, 1957. 

Elder D. Staton read for his morning lesson the 23rd Psalm 
of David, sang Hymn No. 3. Prayer by Elder Phelps. Elder 
Alexander Darden who was chosen to preach the Introductory 
Sermon sang hymn 673, and chose for his text Psalm 23. 

Elder D. Staton who was chosen to preach the alternate 
sermon, sang hymn 380 and followed the same text. 

Motion and agreed, the conference closed until 1 :30. Collected 
$10.02. Closing hymn 57. Dismissed by Elder E. M. Bedney. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON BUSINESS SESSION : 

Elder D. Staton sang hymn 364, prayer by Brother Charlie 
Dugger. Elder Dorcine Staton announced the Association con- 
ference now ready for transaction of business. Motion agreed 
Elder D. Staton be chosen Moderator of the Corresponding 
Association for the year 1958, Brother Charlie Dugger Clerk, 
Sister Sally Whitfield, Assistant Clerk; Sister Mamie Dugger, 
Treasurer. Motion agreed corresponding ministers and mess- 
engers from our sister Associations be invited to seat with us, 
to take a part in conference and feel themselves at home. Motion 
agreed committee on Arrangement of preaching from day to 
day be appointed. The Moderator appointed Elder Willie 
Beech, Brother Hook, Elder I. H. Phelps, and day reports as 
follows, to preach at the stand: Elder I. H. Phelps, Elder 
Willie Beech, Elder E. M. Bedney. Motion agreed the report 
of the Committee be received. Motion agreed Brother William 
Spell be reporter. Motion agreed Finance Committee be ap- 
pointed. The Moderator appointed Brother Charlie Dugger, 
Elder E. M. Bedney, Brother William Spell. Motion agreed the 
delegates from our sister Associations make their report. The 
Northeastern Association in New Jersey represented by Elder 
E. M. Bedney, who came forth with a file of Minutes, statrhg 
they were in peace and love. Their next session will convene 
at Mount Pleasant Church, Friday before the first Sunday in 
September, 1958 at 1412 and 1414 North 23rd St., Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania. 



Mount Rhama Association represented by Elder I. H. Phelps 
who came forth with a file of Minutes stating they were in 
peace and love. Their next session will convene at Griffin, Ga., 
Friday before the fourth Sunday in October, 1957. 

Antioch Association in Georgia represented by letter and a 
file of Minutes. Their next session will convene Friday before 
the second Sunday in October of 1957. Motion agreed visiting 
delegates from our sister Associations be received in this Asso- 
ciation conference by the Moderator extending the right hand of 
fellowhip to the delegates. Motion agreed there be a door open 
for the accepting of new churches in this Association. Motion 
agreed the names of all visiting delegates be enrolled. Motion 
agreed the Association conference close until Saturday morning 
at 9 a. m. Closing hymn 701. 
FRIDAY NIGHT DIVINE SERVICE : 

Elder Dorcine Staton sang hymn 364, read the 5th chapter 
of John. Prayer by Elder Darden. Elder I. H. Phelps sang 
hymn 411, chose for his text John 15. Elder Willie Beech 
sang hymn 16 and witnessed the same text. Elder Alexander 
Darden sang hymn 168 and preached from Revelation. Elder 
E. M. Bedney sang hymn 141 and preached from the same text. 
Closing hymn 506. Finance Committee collected $14.45. Dis- 
missed by Elder I. H. Phelps. 

SATURDAY MORNING BUSINESS SESSION: 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator reading 
for his morning lesson the first chapter of John, sang hymn 
188, prayer by Elder Dorcine Staton. Motion agreed to enter 
into business. Motion agreed list of churches, the names of 
visiting delegates be called and the Minutes of Friday session 
be read. The same was read and received with errors corrected. 
Motion agreed the Committee on Arrangement make their 
report. They report to preach at the stand: Elder Phelps, Elder 
Darden, and Elder Dorcine Staton. Motion agreed the report 
of the Committee be received. Motion agreed to take up un- 
finished business. Motion agreed to see where the next Assoc- 
iation will meet in 1958. The following churches put in their 
petition : Wison Chapel, Mount Carmel, Mount Avery in Pine- 

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tops, N. C. It seemed to please the mind of the conference to 
give the next Association to Mount Avery Church, Pinetops, 
N. C. Elder Willie Beech was chosen to preach the Introductory 
Sermon. Elder Darden to preach the alternating sermon. 
Motion agreed Elder Beech write the Corresponding Letter, 
and Elder Darden write the Circular Letter for 1958. 

Motion agreed to appoint delegates to visit our sister Associ- 
ations with whom we correspond 

Northeastern : Agreed to send Elder Dorcine Staton, Friday 
before the first Sunday in September, 1958. 

Antioch : Agreed to send a letter and a file of Minues. 

Mount Rhama: Agreed to send Elder Willie Beech Friday 
before the fourth Sunday in October, 1957. 

To all other Associations agreed to send letters and a file 
of Minutes. Agreed the Association conference closed at 1 :30. 

SATURDAY MORNING DIVINE SERVICE: 

Elder I. H. Phelps read the second chapter of Matthews, sang 
hymn 200 and preached. Elder Alexander Darden sang hymn 
141 and preached from Hab. Elder Dorcine Staton sang the 
3rd hymn and preached a spiritual sermon. Closing hymn 701. 
Collected $23.50 Dismissed by Brother Leroy Otterbridge. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON BUSINESS SESSION: 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator singing 
hymn 440, prayer by Brother William Spell. The Moderator 
announced the Association was now ready for transaction of 
business. Motion agreed the list of churches, the names of visit- 
ing delegates be called and the Minutes of Saturday morning 
session be read. The same was read and received. Motion agreed 
the Committee on Arrangements make their report. They re- 
ported to preach at the stand, Brother Hooks and Elder Bedney. 
Motion agreed the report of Committee be received. Motion 
agreed the Finance Committee be directed to keep an accurate 
account of all money paid in and paid out during the sitting 
of this Association. Motion agreed the Association take up the 
Association dues. Collected in this session $45.00. Motion 



agreed the Asociation Treasurer be counted. Found in hand 
of the Treasurer $11.00. Left in the hands of the Treasurer 
$40.29. Motion agreed the Clerk have 150 copies of the Minutes 
printed and distributed under the supervision of the Moderator. 
Motion agreed to donate the Moderator. Motion agreed the 
Moderator and Finance Committee pay off all Association 
indebtedness. Motion agreed the proceedings of Saturday even- 
ing session be read. The same was read and received. Motion 
agreed the Association conference close until Friday before the 
second Sunday in October, 1958 at Pinetops, N. C. Closed with 
prayer by Elder Dorcine Staton. Closing hymn 631. Dismissed 
by Elder Dorcine Saton. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON DIVINE SERVICE : 

Brother Hooks sang hymn 364, preached a spiritual sermon. 
Brother Leroy Otterbridge sang hymn 384 and chose for his 
text the 15th chapter of John. Elder Bedney sang hymn 161. 
His text was the 2nd chapter of the 2nd Epistle of Peter, verse 
9. The Finance Committee collected 8.35. Cosing hymn 57. 
Dismissed by Elder Dorcine Staton. 
SATURDAY NIGHT DIVINE SERVICE : 

Elder D. Staton read the 17th chapter of John. Sang a hymn. 
Prayer by Brother Charlie Duggsr. Elder Willie Beech sang 
hymn 38, preached from John 17. Elder Alexander Darden sang 
hymn 45 and followed with the same text. Finance Committee 
collected $11.00. Closing hymn 55. Dismissed by Elder Staton. 

SUNDAY MORNING DIVINE SERVICE : 

Elder Dorcine Staton read for his morning lesson Eccl. 1. 
Sang hymn 364. Prayer by Brother Langley. The following 
were sent to the stand to preach to the people : Brother Keevy 
Hook, Bro. Leroy Otterbridge, Elder Willie Beech. Brother 
Hook sang hymn 364 and preached a spiritual sermon. Elder 
Willie Beech sang hymn 16, text Eccl. 3. Brother Alexander 
Darden sang hymn 617. Elder E. M. Bedney sang hymn 540 
and preached with much power. Elder Dorcine Staton sang 
hymn 3, and witnessed the same. Finance Committee collected 
$53.30. Closing hymn 631. Dismissed by Elder E. M. Bedney. 

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CIRCULAR LETTER 

Dear brothers and sisters: This being the Seventy-third 
annual session of the Corresponding Primitive Baptist Associa- 
tion, held with Zion Grove Church, Robersonville, N. C, Oct. 11, 
12, 13, 1957, we are more than glad the Lord has blessed us to 
meet in another Association though many trials have met us 
along the way, but He has kept us. Let us pray that He may 
guide us through this Association in peace and love. Brethren, 
let us stand for the right and not for the wrong. 

Your brother in Christ, I hope, — Willie Beech 

VISITING DELEGATES 
Elder E. M. Bedney, Elder I. C. Phelps. 

MESSENGERS 

Wilson Chapel : Messengers, Elder Dorcine Staton. 
Zion Grove: Messengers, Charlie Dugger. 
Mt. Carmel: Messengers, Charlie Dugger. 

ROLL OF ORDAINED ELDERS 

£\rfer H\tYwlir Porc/e/l 
Elder Dorcine Staton, Bethel, N. C. Phone. 2086. 
Elder Willie Beech, Lie, Parmele, N. C 
Brother Leroy Otterbr'dge, Williamston, N. C. 
Brother Keevy H^K 

ROLL OF PASTORS AND CHURCHES 

Wilson Chapel: Everetis, N. C. Eld. Dorcine Staton, pastor; 
Charlie Dugger Clerk, Rt. 2, Box 84, Robersonville, N. C. ; Sun. 
of meeting 3 ; received by baptism 1 ; deceased 1, membersship 
20; contribution $18.00. 

Zion Grove, Robersonvile, N. C. : Eld. Dorcine Staton, pastor; 
Bro. Charlie Dugger deacon ; membership 2. 

Mt. Carmel, Bethel, N. C. : Elder Dorcine Staton, pastor; 
Bro. Charlie Dugger, deacon and clerk; membership 20. 

Mt. Airy, Pinetops, N. C. : Elder Alexander Darden, pastor; 
Bro. Charlie Dugger, deacon; Sister Clyde Knight, Clerk, 
Tarboro, N. C. ; membership 13. 

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ARTICLES OF FAITH 

1. We believe in one true and living God, and there are three per- 
sons in the Godhead, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the 
word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. 

3. We believe in the doctrine of eternal and particular election. 

4. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

5. We believe in the doctrine of man's impotency to recover himself 
from the fallen state by nature of his own free will and ability. 

6. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God, only 
by the imputed righteousness of Christ. 

7. We believe that God's elect shall be called, converted, and sancti- 
fied by the Holy Ghost. 

8. We believe that the saints shall persevere in grace, and never 
finally fall away. 

9. We believe that baptism, the Lord's Supper, and washing the 
saints' feet are ordinances and that the true mode of baptism is by 
immersion. 

10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a general judg- 
ment. 

11. We believe that the punishment of the wicked will be everlast- 
ing, and the joys of the righteous will he eternal. 

12. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the or- 
dinance of baptism and the Lord's Supper except such as are regu- 
larly called and come under the imposition of hands of a presbytery. 



EULES OF DECORUM 

1. The Association will open and close with prayer. 

2. The Moderator and Clerk shall be chosen by the suffrage of the 
members present. 

3. Only one person shall speak at a time who shall arise from his 
seat and address the Moderator when he is about to make a speech. 

4. The person thus speaking shall not be interrupted in his speech 
by any but the Moderator until he is done speaking. 

5. He shall strictly adhere to the subject and in on wise reflect upon 
the person who spoke before, so as to make remarks on his life, his 
failings or imperfections, and shall fairly state the case and matter as 
nearly as he can so as to convey his light and ideas. 

6. No person shall abruptly break off, or absent himself from the 
Association without first obtaining liberty from the Association. 

7. No person shall rise and speak more than three times on one 
subject without first obtaining liberty from the Association. 

8. No member of this Association shall have the liberty of laughing 
during the sitting of same, nor whispering in time of speech. 

9. No member of this Association shall address another member in 
the term or appellation other than that of Brother. 

10. The Moderator shall not interrupt any brother in or prohibit 
him from speaking until he gives his light on the subject, except he 
break the Rules of Decorum. 

11. The names of the several members of this Association shall be 



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enrolled by the Clerk and called as often as this Association requires. 

12. The Moderator shall be the last person who shall speak on the 
subject, who may give his opinion if he choses, but shall have no 
vote unless the Association is equally divided. 

13. No member of this Association shall join any secret order, and 
such shall be a violation of our faith and order, and shall be dealt 
with by their churches. 

14. Any members who shall willingly and knowingly break any of 
these rules may be reproved by the Association as it may deem proper. 



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S Minutes V- 

OF THE 

Seventy-Fourth 
Annual Session 

OF THE 

Corresponding 
Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

St. Matthew Church 

MARTIN COUNTY, WILLIAMSTON, N. C. 
OCTOBER 10, 11, 12, 

<§<€1958lN> 

Next session convenes with St. John Church, located in 

the city of Williamston, N. C, Friday before the second 

Sunday in October, 1959. 

OFFICERS 

ELDER B. B. EXUM - Moderator, Whitakers, N. C. 
ELDER H. G. GARDNER - Ass't. Mod., Washington, N. C. 
JAMES I. JONES - Clerk, Tarboro, North Carolina 
ELDER Wm. SHEPHARD - Treasurer, Williamston, N. C 

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Proceedings 

OF THE SEVENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

CORRESPONDING PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

HELD AT THE CHURCH OF ST. MATTHEW, FRIDAY BEFORE 

THE SECOND SUNDAY IN OCTOBER, 1958. 

FRIDAY MORNING, October 10, 1958 

The Friday morning session was opened by the Moderator 
who read for the morning lesson the 23rd Psalm then called on 
Brother J. I. Jones to open the meeting, who sang hymn 345, 
and offered prayer. 

The Moderator then introduced Elder C. W. Powell who was 
chosen to preach the Introductory sermon. He came forward 
and sang hymn 372 and preached a wonderful sermon. 

The Moderator then stated that Elder R. Callier who was 
to preach the alternate was not able to attend. So the Moder- 
ator filled his place. He used for his text the 23rd Psalm, 
then chose for the closing hymn No. 268 and dismissed for one 
hour. 

FRIDAY EVENING SESSION, October 10, 1958 

After recess of one hour the Moderator, Elders and delegates 
met. The Moderator sang hymn 189 for the opening; prayer 
by Brother George "Wimbley. Then the Moderator called for 
the business of the evening. 

It was moved and agreed that Elder B. B. Exum would be 
the Moderator for the next 12 months. Elder G. Gardner 
assistant; Elder "William Shephard, Treasurer, Brother J. I. 
Jones, Clerk, and all other offices remain the same. 

Moved and agreed to invite our corresponding delegates and 
visitors to sit with us and take a part in our conference and 
feel themselves at home. 

Moved and agreed that the Roll of Churches be called. All 
were present. 

Moved and agreed to appoint a committee of three to arrange 
for preaching from day to day. The Moderator chose Elder 
Frank Bell, as chairman, Brother David Langley, Brother 
Alex Exum. 

They appointed 1, Elder Joe Taylor, 2, Elder Earnest 
Farmer, 3, Elder S. A. Short. 



Moved and agreed that the report of the committee be re- 
ceived and discharged. It was agreed that Elder C. W. Powell 
would take the text at the stand. 

Moved and agreed that our corresponding delegates make 
their reports. 

Radicue, by Elder George Thorpe, stating peace and love. 
Elder Warren Cooper, Moderator, Elder Johnnie Morning, 
assistant. 

Union Line, by Elder Willie Williams, stating peace and 
love. Elder David Bynum, Moderator ; next sitting at Wilson, 
N. C. at Wilson Grove Church, Friday before the first Sunday 
in October, 1959. 

Loving, by Elder A. H. Humphrey, stating peace and love 
and next sitting at Hart Chapel Church, Friday before the 
fourth Sunday in September, 1959. Elder A. H. Humphrey, 
Moderator. 

Bethlehem, by Elder Charlie Bullock stating peace and love. 
Elder W. M. Weaver, Moderator, Elder Hills, assistant. 

Little River, a letter stating peace and love. Elder J. D. 
Steward, Moderator. Next setting Friday before the second 
Sunday in October, 1959. 

Chestnut Knob, a letter stating peace and love. Elder 
R. L. Pannel, Moderator, Elder Nathaniel Grevely, Clerk. 

Long Branch, by Elder J. H. Dickens stating peace and 
love. Next setting at Little Mt. Zion Church, Speed, N. C. 
Friday before the third Sunday in October, 1958. Elder James 
Dickens, Moderator. 

Sandy Ridge, by Elder C. H. Jamison stating peace and 
love. ,R. H. Martin, Moderator. Next setting at Simon Chapel 
Church. 

Piedmont, by Elder S. H. Harison, stating peace and love. 
Elder T. E. Clay tor, Moderator. Next setting at City View 
Friday before the fourth Sunday in Aug., 1959. 

Mt. Zion, by Elder B. 0. Neal, stating peace and love. Elder 
E. D. Wallace, Moderator. Next setting at Macedonia Church, 
Friday before the first Sunday in Aug., 1959, at Keymore, 
W. Va. 

Cub Run, by Elder G. Duncan stating peace and love. Elder 

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G Duncan, Moderator. Next setting Friday before the third 
Sunday in Aug., 1959. 

Old School Roanoke, not represented. 
Coopers' Grove, not represented. 

Tar River, by Elder Sledge, stating peace and love. Elder 
G. C. Dayton, Moderator. Next setting Friday before the 
third Sunday in Oct., 1958 in Greenville, N. C. 

Moved and agreed that all the delegates be received by the 
Moderator extending the right hand of fellowship to the dele- 
gates. 

Moved and agreed that the petitionary letters be called for. 
None came forward. 

Moved and agreed if no other business, the conference would 
adjourn until tomorrows service at 10:00 o'clock. The Moder- 
ator closed by singing hymn 505. Benediction by Elder B. B. 
Exum. 

ELDER B. B. EXUM, Moderator 
ELDER H. G. GARDNER, Assistant 
ELDER Wm. SHEPHARD, Treasurer 
BROTHER JAMES I. JONES, Clerk 



SATURDAY MORNING, October 11, 1958 

The Moderator opened the meeting by singing hymn 364, 
prayer by Elder James Reed. Then the Moderator read the 
18th chapter of St. Matthew. The house was then in order 
for business. 

Moved and agreed to invite our corresponding delegates to 
seats and take a part in our conference and feel themselves at 
home. 

Moved and agreed that the roll of delegates be called, all 
present. 

Moved and agreed that the roll of Churches be called: all 
present. 

Moved and agreed that the Friday evening minutes be read. 

Moved that the minutes be received and all errors corrected 
if their be any. 

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Moved and agreed that the committee on arrangements make 
their report. They reported as follows: 1, Elder Sandy Brown; 
2, Elder Sledge; 3, Elder Haskie. 

Moved that the report of the Committee be received and 
discharged. 

Moved and agreed to see where the next association will sit. 
St. John and Jones Chapel both asked for the next sitting. It 
was agreed to give our next association to St. John Church in 
Williamston, N. C, beginning Friday before the second Sunday 
in October, 1959. Elder Joe Aldridge to preach the introduc- 
tory sermon. Elder Isaiah Perkins, alternate. 

Moved and agreed to get out delegates to visit association 
with whom we correspond. 

Sandy Ridge, Elder D. S. Morton. 
Long Branch, Elder C. W. Powell. 
Tar River, Elder B. B. Exum. 
Contentnea, Elder Joe Taylor. 
Old School Roanoke, Elder J. Reed. 
Chestnut Knob, Elder A. Cofield. 
Cub Run, Elder B. B. Exum. 
Coopers' Grove, Elder Shephard. 
Loving, Elder Isaiah Perkins 
Radicue, Elder S. A. Short. 
Union Line, Elder C. W. Powell. 
Bethlehem, Elder Earnest Farmer. 
Little River, a letter. 
Piedmont, Elder D. S. Morton. 
Mt. Zion, Elder James Reed. 

Moved that the corresponding letter be read. It was read 
by the Clerk. 

Moved that the Circular Letter be read, which was read by 
the Clerk. 

Moved and agreed that Elder Cofield write the Correspond- 
ing Letter for 1959. Elder James Reed write the Circular 
Letter for 1959. 

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CORRESPONDING LETTER 

This is our 74th Annual Session of the Corresponding 
Primitive Baptist Association, held with St. Matthew Church, 
Friday before the second Sunday in October, 1958. 

We are thankful to say that the Lord has enabled us to 
meet in another Association close in our sight minds, I trust in 
peace. 

Let us continue on in the liberty wherein God has set us 
free. 

Dear Brethren, let us pray for each other and trust in the 
Lord. 

Your brother in Christ, I hope. By 

ELDER RUSSELL CALLIAN 

CIRCULAR LETTER 

To the Corresponding Association. This is our Seventy- 
fourth Annual Session. We are thankful to have our distant 
Elders, Brethren, and friends, who have brought us good news 
from afar. Let us ever stand fast in the liberty wherein God 
has set us free and continue in the faith of Christ. 

Your brother in Christ, by 

ELDER S. A. SHORT 

Moved and agreed if no other business the conference will 
close. The Moderator used 651 for the closing hymn. 

SATURDAY EVENING, October 11, 1958 

The Moderator opened the afternoon session by singing hymn 
612. Prayer by Elder Charlie Bullock. 

Moved that the roll of churches be called. All were present. 

Moved that the roll of the delegates be called. All present. 

Moved that the committee make its report. They reported 
as follows: 1, Elder Charlie Bullock; 2, Elder B. 0. Neal; 3, 
Elder G. C. Payton. 

Moved that the report of the committee be received and 
discharged. 

Moved that the finance committee keep a correct account 
of all money taken up and paid out. 

Moved that the Association have 500 copies of minutes 

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printed by the Moderator and Clerk. 

Moved that the Association take up its dues. 
Received : 



Hickory Grove 


$12.00 


Jones Chapel 


11.00 


Jenkin Chapel 


10.00 


Mt. Carmel 


17.25 


Bnnes 


13.00 


Olive Branch 


2.00 


Post Oak 


12.00 


Zion Grove 


5.00 


Mt. Moriah 


8.00 


Chestnut Grove 


5.00 


St. John 


22.00 


Williams Chapel 


4.00 


Mt. Earner 


1.00 




$134.25 


Peter Swamp 


3.00 


Old Treasury 


31.30 


St. Paul 


3.00 


Penny Collection 


64.02 


St. Matthew 


6.00 


Total 


$229.57 



FRIDAY EVENING AT THE STAND 

Elder C. W. Powell opened meeting by singing hymn 268. 
and offered prayer. Elder Joe Taylor was called to the stand. 
He used for his text "Never was a man to speak like this man." 

Elder Earnest Farmer sang hymn 353, text John 14. 

Elder Sledge sang hymn 38, text Psalm 124. 

SATURDAY MORNING AT THE STAND 

Elder Frank Bell opened meeting by singing hymn 353 ; 
prayer by Elder Bell. Elder Sandy Brown sang hymn 3, 
text John 1 :1. 

Elder Sledge sang hymn 121, text, Matthew 2. 

Elder S. H. Harison sang hymn 674, text John 10. 

Used for the closing hymn 397. Dismissed by Elder B. B. 
Exum. Collection — $17.54. 



SATURDAY EVENING AT THE STAND 

Elder Frank Bell opened by singing hymn 188. Prayer bj* 
Elder Perkins. Elder C. M. Bullock sang hymn 675, text, 
Rev. 21. Elder B. O. Neal sang hymn 396, text Romans 21. 

Elder Payton sang hymn 400, text Acts 9 :1. 

Used for the closing hymn 339 Dismissed by Elder B. B. 
Exum. 

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SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE STAND 

Brother William Perkins opened the meeting by singing hymn 
144 and offered prayer. Elder B. B. Exum read John 18 for 
the lesson. Brother W. 0. Bunch sang hymn 35, text John 15. 

Elder Sledge sang hymn 353, text Exodus 14. Elder Wills 
William sang hymn 364, text John 14. 

Elder B. B. Exum, text John 18. used for the closing hymn 
689. Collection— $5.43. Dismissed by Elder B. B. Exum. 

SUNDAY AT THE STAND 

The Moderator opened by reading John 1 :l-9 for the morning 
lesson. Elder C. W. Powell sang hymn 2C0, prayer by Brother 
Claude Jones. Brother Bunch sang hymn 31, text Isaiah 40. 

Elder Sledge sang hymn 400, text John 14:1. Elder Will 
Williams sang hymn 364, text John 15:1. 

Elder G. Thorp sang hymn 582. Text John 14.1. 

Elder J. L. Wade sang hymn 355, text Matthew 8:19. 

Elder Duncan sang hymn 141, text Hebrews 10 :l-2. 

Elder Humphrey sang hymn 3, text Luke 15. Used for the 
closing hymn 653 Dismissed by the Moderator, Elder B. B. 
Exum. Penny collection — $41.05 



CHURCHES, PASTORS, AND THEIR ADDRESES 

Hickory Grove: Elder H. G. Gardner, Pastor, Rt. 3, Box 175. Wash- 
ington, N C. 
Mt. Moriah: Eld. r B. B. Exum, Pastor, Rt. 4, Whitakers, N. C. 
Enes: Elder S. a. Short, Pastor, Bethel, N. C. 
Post Oak: Elder B. B. Exum, Pastor, Whitakers, N C. 
Jenkins Chapel: Elder B. B. Exum, Pastor. 
St. John: Russell Callier, Pastor, Robersonville, N. C. 
Mt. Rhemon: Elder H. G. Gardner, Washington, N. C. 
Peter Swamp: Elder Gardner, Washington, N. C. 
St. Matthew: Elder H. G. Gardner, Washington, N. C. 
Jones Chapel: Elder Allen Cofield, Williamston, N. C. 
Mt. Carmel: D. S. Morton, Washington, D. C. 
Olive Branch: Elder B. B Exum, Whitakers, N. C. 
Chestnut Grove: Elder Ernest Farmer ,Bethel, N. C. 
Zion Grove: Elder Russell Callier, Robersonville, N. C. 
St. Paul: Elder Russell Callier, Robersonville, N. C. 
William's Chapel: Elder James Reid, 1878 Ala. Ave., S.E.,Wash.20,D.C. 

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QUARTERLY MEETING DAYS 

Hickory Grove: First Sunday and Saturday before in February May, 

August, November. 
Jenkins Chapel: Fourth Sunday and Saturday before in March, June, 

September, December. 
Post Oak: Second Sunday and Saturday before in Feb. May, Aug., Nov. 
Mt. Moriah: First Sunday and Sat. before in March, June, Sept. Dec. 
Peter Swamp: Fourth Sunday and Sat. before in Feb. May, Aug., Nov. 
Mt. Rhemon: Second Sunday and Sat. before in March, June, Sept., Dec. 
St. John: Second Sunday and Sat. before in March, June, Sept., Dec. 
St. Matthews: Third Sunday and Sat. before in Jan. April, July, Oct. 
St. Paul: Fourth Sunday and Sat. before in Jan., April, July, October. 
Jones Chapel: Third Sunday and Sat. before in Jan., April, July, Oct. 
Mt. Carmel: Second Sunday and Sat. before in March, June, Sept., Dec. 
Olive Branch: Third Sunday and Sat. before in Feb., May, Aug., Nov. 
Chesnut Grove: Second Sun. and Sat. before in Jan, April, July, Oct. 
Williams Chapel: First Sundlay, Jan., April, July, Oct. 
Zion Grove: First Sunday and Sat. before in Jan., April, July, October. 

ORDAINED ELDERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 

Elder H. G. Gardner, Washington, N. C. 

Elder B. B. Exum, Whitakers, N. C. 

Elder S. A. Short, Bethel, N. C. 

Elder F. A. Bell, Oak City, N. C. 

Elder Charlie Poweil, iarboro, N. C. 

Elder James Reid, 1878 Ala. Ave., S.E., Washington, D. C. 

Elder Pete Bell, Williamston, N. C. 

Elder Russel Callian, Robersonville, N. C. 

Elder Sandy Brown, Bethel, N. C. 

Elder Joe Taylor, Greenville, N. C. 

Elder Allen Cofield, Williamston, N. C. 

Elder Ernest Farmer, Bethel, N. C. 

Elder Isaiah Perkin, Williamston, N. C. 

Elder Joe Outirbridge, Williamston, N. C. 

Elder D. S. Morton, Washington, D. C. 

LICENSED MINISTERS 

Brother Mose Carr, Parmelie, N. C. 
Brother William Brown, Parmelie, N. C. 

CLERKS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 

Hickory Grove: Sister Lehea Shepherd, Rt. 2, Williamston, N. C. 

Jenkins Chapel: Sister Callie Paige, Parmelie, N. C. 

Enes: Sister Lucille Webb. Clerk, Sister Ada Short, Bethel, N. C. 

Post Oak: Sister Lelia Spruill, Robersonville, N. C. 

Mt. Moriah: Brother James Jones, Tarboro, N. C. 

St. John: Sister Catherine Outerb ridge, Williamston, N. C. 

Mt. Rhemon: Sister Chelise C. Gardner, Washington, N. C. 

Peter Swamp: Sister Chelise C. Gardner, Washington, N. C. 

St. Paul: Sister Lima Little, Williamston, N. C. 

St. Matthew: Sister Charlotte Gardner, Williamston, N. C. 

Jones Chapel: Sister Annie Ward, Bethel, N. C. 

Mt. Carmtl: Brother A. A. Grant, Gainsville, V&. 

Olive Branch: Sister Sarah Langley, Patcolius. 

Zion Grove: Sister Ethel Colian, Robersonville, N. C. 

William Chapel: Sister Anne Ried, Washington, D. C. 

Chestnut Grove: 



CHURCHES AND THEIR DEACONS 

Hickory Grove — Brother Abraham demons. 

Jenkins Chapel — Brother Claud Jones. 

Enes — Brothers William Perkins 

Post Oak — Brother Claude Jones. 

Mt. Rhemon — Brother Abraham Clemon. 

St. Paul — Brother Oscar Lewis, Willie Carraway. 

Mt. Moriah — Brother Alex Exum and James Jones. 

Peter Swamp — Brother W. B. Douglas, Brother Knight. 

Jones Chapel — Brother John Cherry, G. E. Cherry. 

St. Matthew — Brother Abraham Clemons. 

Mt. Carmel — Brother A. A. Grant. 

Olive Branch — Brother David Langley. 

Chestnut Grove — R. W. Lock. 

Zion Grove — Brothers C. Callier, Luther Perkins. 

William Chapel: Brother William Sherrod. 

ARTICLES OF FAITH 

1. We believe in one true and living God, the Father, the Son and 
the Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the 
word of God and the only rule of faith and practice. 

3. We believe in the doctrine of man's impotency to recover himself 
from the fallen state he is in by nature of his own free will and ability. 

4. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by 
the imputed righteousness of Christ. 

5. We believe in the doctrine of eternal, particular election. 

6. We believe that God's elect shall be called, converted and sancti- 
fied by the Holy Ghost. 

7. We believe that the saints shall persevere in grace, and never 
finally fall away. 

8. We believe that baptism, the Lord's Supper and washing the saints' 
feet are ordinances and the true mode of baptism is by immersion. 

9. We believe in the resurrection of the dead. We believe that the 
punishment of the wicked will be everlasting and the joys of the right- 
eous shall be eternal. 

10. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the ord- 
inance of baptism and the Lord's Supper except such as are regularly 
ordained by the presbytery. 

ELDER B. B. EXUM, Moderator, 

ELDER H. G. GARDNER, Ass't Moderator, 

BROTHER JAMES JONES, Clerk 



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RULES OF DECORUM 

1. Each church agrees to hold conference once a month. 

2. The Moderator and Clerk should be chosen by the majority of 
the delegates present. 

3. Conference shall be opened by praise and prayer. 

4. The doors of the church shall be opened for reception of members 
to fellowship. 

5. The state and standing of the church shall be inquired into, 

6. No member shall leave the conference without permission of the 
Moderator. 

7. The minority shall submit to the majority in all cases. 

8. Any business brought up in the church shall be read thret times 
before acted upon. 

9. We agree that if any member shall violate these rules, such 
member shall be dealt with according to the gospel order. 

10. We agreed to commune four times a year when all is well. 

11. We agree to wash feet once a year at any church. 

12. No member shall have any right to contract any business of the 
church without the liberty of the church to do so. 

13. If any member becomes dissatisfied with the rules of the church 
they shall be excluded from fellowship until they can give satisfaction 
and then be restored. 

14. If any member shall wilfully absent himself from communion, he 
shall make his reason known to the church of God. 

15. If any member violates any of these rules, he shall be brought to 
trial. He must be tried first by his own church. 

16. If any minister, deacon, or Clerk transgress these rules, the church 
shall have power to call help from other churches to aid in settling it. 

17. We agree not to commune with any peisons unless they are bap- 
tized in our faith and order. 

18. We agree to commune with Predestinarian Baptists who are in 
good standing. 

19. If any member sees another transgressing the rules of the church 
and does not bring it to the church after applying the eighteenth chap- 
ter of Matthew, they are liable to be tried before the church themselves. 
Each church shall have a Moderator and be governed by the voice of 
the church. 

20. No ordination shall be done only in a Union or an Association. 

21. No traffic or trade shall be nearer than 150 yards of the church 
grounds. 

22. No minister or members shall have a right to carry any of the 
Corresponding Association property to any Association. 

23. No members who have been withdrawn from fellowship will be 
allowed to come into the Association. He first shall get right at his 
own church. 

24. No member of this Association shall join any secret order and 
such shall be a violation of our faith and order and shall be dealt with 
by their churches. 



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CHURCH GOVERNMENT AND DECORUM 

1. It shall be the duty of the church to meet monthy in conference. 
Each member without some lawful excuse, shall be present. In 

the absence of the pastor, the dhurch shall choose a Moderator, whose 
duty it shall be to open the doors for the reception of members. 

2. Take up references, the oldest in order. 

:j. It shall be the duty of each member tovote in all cases and a 
majority sail rule, excepting when touching the fellowship. 

4. No motion shall claim the attention of the Moderator without 
a second. 

5. Every motion made and seconded shall come under fhe obser- 
vation of the church unless it be withdrawn by the member who 
made it. 

6. Every member who speaks in debate shall rise from his seat and 
address the Moderator, and shall not be interrupted while speaking 
unless he departs from the subject. 

7. No member shall speak more than three times on the same 
subject without leave from the church. 

8. No member shall have the liberty of talking or whispering in 
time of public speaking nor cast reflections upon the speaker. He 
shall adhere strictly to the subject. , 

9. No mem'ber shall absent himself from the conference without 
leave of the Moderator. 

10. The Moderator shall have the same privilege of speaking as any 
other member, provided the chair be filled; and he shall not vote 
unless the conference be equally divided. 

11. T f any member shall fail to attend two regular meetings in 
succession, without some lawful excuse, he or she shall be under the 
censure of the church. 

12. It shall be the duty of the dea,cons, while taking the Lord's 
Supper to notice and see if any members are missing in the congrega- 
tion, and if any, the deacon shall report at next conference. 

13. No church ; n this union shall receive a member from any other 
church in this union except on a certificate of good standing, and in 
full fellowship with the church from which the member came, except 
impossible to obtain such, then proceed as on confession of faith. 

14. No church in this union shall hear a minister preach after having 
been silenced by a legal conference, whose Moderator shall be the 
Moderator of the Association. 

15. Male members shall be the only debaters in any conference 
in this union. 

16. If any member of this union joins any secret order of the day, 
he shall be reproved. 

17. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to see that these rules are 
obeyed. 

18. Any amendment to this form of government may be made by 
two-thirds of the members present and voting. 



ft* ^ 

Minutes 

OF THE 

Seventy-Fifth 

Annual Session 

OF THE 

Corresponding 
Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH 
WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
OCTOBER 9, 10, 11, 



Next session convenes with Jones Chapel Church, one 

mile from Hassel, N. C, Friday before the second Sunday 

in October, 1960. 

OFFICERS 

ELDER B. B. EXUM - Moderator, Whitakers, N. C. 
ELDER H. G. GARDNER - Ass't. Mod., Washington, N. C. 
BRO. JAMES I. JONES - Clerk, Rt. 2, Box 177, Tarboro 
ELDER WM. SHEPHARD - Treasurer, Williamston, N. C. 

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Proceedings 

OF THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

CORRESPONDING PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

HELD AT THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN, FRIDAY BEFORE THE 

SECOND SUNDAY IN OCTOBER, 1959. 

FRIDAY MORNING, October 9, 1959. 

The Friday morning session was opened by the Moderator 
who sang hymn 435 for the opening; prayer by Elder S. A. 
Short. Then the Moderator read the 18th chapter of Matthew, 
then introduced Elder Joe Outerbridge who was chosen to preach 
the introductory sermon; came forward, sang hymn 685, text, 
St. Luke 15. 

Next the Moderator introduced Elder Isaiah Perkins who was 
to preach the alternate sermon. Came forward, sang hymn 353, 
text, St. John 14 and preached a wonderful sermon. The Mod- 
orator arose and made some wonderful remarks. 

Chose hymn 73 for the closing. Dismissed for one hour. 

FRIDAY EVENING SESSION, October 9, 1959 

After recess of one hour the Moderator, Elders and delegates 
met. The Moderator sang hymn 533 ; prayer by Elder C. W. 
Powell ; then the Moderator called for the business of the even- 
ing. It was moved and agreed that Elder B. B. Exum would 
be the Moderator for the next 12 months. Elder H. G. Gardner, 
Assistant ; Elder Win. Shephard, Treasurer, Brother J. I. Jones, 
Clerk, and all other officers remain the same. 

Moved and agreed to invite our corresponding delegates and 
visitors to sit with us and form a part in our conference and 
feel themselves at home. 

Moved and agreed to appoint a committee of three to 
arrange for preaching from day to day. The Moderator chose 
Elder C. W. Powell, chairman, Elder R. Callier, Brother Wm. 
Perkins. They appointed 1, Elder James Reeds; 2, Elder 
Richardson; 3, Elder E. Callier. 

Moved and agreed that the report of the committee be re- 
ceived and discharged. 

Moved and agreed that Brother Oscar Lewis take the text at 
the stand. 



Moved and agreed that our corresponding delegates make 
their reports. 

Radicue: By Elder Willie Bullock with a file of minutes, 
stating peace. Next sitting at Stony Creek, Friday before the 
first Sunday in October, 1960. Elder Warren Cooper, Moder- 
ator, Elder Johnnie Morning, Assistant. 

Union Line : By Elder David Bullock with a file of minutes, 
stating peace. Elder David Bynum, Moderator, Elder Uriah 
Parker, Assistant. Next session Friday before the first Sunday 
in October, 1960. 

Loving : By Elder A. H. Humphrey with a file of minutes, 
stating peace. Elder A. H. Humphrey Moderator. Next sitting at 
Edney Chapel Church, Friday before the fourth Sunday in 
Sept. 1960, on Hwy. 258. 

Bethlehem: By Elder Ben Cherry with a file of minutes, 
stating peace. Elder Blonny Williams, Moderator, Elder E. 
Hyman, Assistant. 

Little River : By a letter and a file of minutes, stating peace. 
Elder Lawrence Bethea, Moderator, Elder J. D. Stewart, Clerk. 

Chestnut Knob : By Elder J. L. Wade with a file of minutes, 
stating peace. Elder R. L. Pannill, Moderator, Elder Nathaniel 
Gravely, Clerk. Next sitting at Flat Rock Church, Martinsville, 
Va. 

Long Branch : By Elder J. Dickens with a file of minutes, 
stating peace. Elder James Dickens, Moderator, Elder John 
Charles, Assistant. Next sitting at Logsboro Church, Friday be- 
fore the third Sunday in Oct., 1959. 

Sandy Ridge: By Elder Penn with a file of minutes, stating 
peace. Elder R. H. Martin, Moderator, Elder Levi Scales, 
Assistant. Next sitting at Black Jack Church. 

Piedmont: By Elder J. J. Adams with a file of minutes, 
stating peace. Elder T. E. Clay tor, Moderator. Next sitting at 
county seat, Rocky Mt, Va. 

Mt. Zion : By Elder J. L. Wade with a file of minutes, stating 
peace. Elder E. D. Wallace, Moderator. Next sitting at the Old 
Mt. Zion Church. 

Cub Run : By Elder E. Callier with a file of minutes, stating 
peace. Elder G. Duncan, Moderator. Next sitting at Clifton, 

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Va., Friday before the third Sunday, Aug. 1960. 

Old School Roanoke: By Elder P. T. Smith with a file of 
minutes, stating peace. Elder J. J. Adams, Moderator. 

Coopers Grove: By Elder Ervin Moore with a file of 
minutes, stating peace. Elder C. C. Alston, Moderator. Next 
sitting 2 miles from Mebane, N. C, Hwy. 70. Contentnea by 
Elder F. A. Coley, with a file of minutes, stating peace. Elder 
Robert Revis, Moderator. Next sitting at Black Creek, Friday 
before the fourth Sunday in October, 1959. 

Tar River: By Elder R. Anderson with a file of minutes, 
stating peace. Elder G. C. Peyton, Moderator. Next sitting 
Friday before the third Sunday in October, 1959 in Farmville, 
N. C. Moved and agreed that all the delegates be received by 
the Moderator extending the right hand of fellowship to the 
delegates. 

Moved and agreed that the petitionary letters be called for. 
None came forward. 

Moved and agreed, if no other business the conference would 
adjourn until tomorrow's service at 10:00. The Moderator sang 
hymn 631 for the closing. Benediction by Elder B. B. Exum. 

ELDER B. B. EXUM, Moderator 
ELD. H. G. GARDNER, Ass't. Mod. 
ELDER WM. SHEPHARD, Treas. 
BROTHER J. I. JONES, Clerk 

SATURDAY MORNING, October 10, 1959 

The Moderator opened the meeting by singing hymn 364; 
prayer by Elder J. Reeds. Then the Moderator read St. Matthew 
6 and the house was then in order for business. 

Moved and agreed to invite our corresponding delegates to 
seat with us and form a part in our conference and feel them- 
selves at home. 

Moved and agreed that the roll of delegates be called, all 
present. 

Moved and agreed that the roll of churches be called. All 
present. 

Moved and agreed that the Friday evening minutes be read. 

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Moved and agreed that the minutes be recieved and all errors 
corrected if there be any. 

Moved and agreed that the committee on arrangements make 
their report. They reported as follows : 1, Elder Willie Bullock ; 
2, Elder David Bullock ; 3, Elder James Dickens. 

Moved and agreed that the report of the committee be re-' 
ceived and discharged. Moved and agreed to see where the next 
Association will sit. Jones Chapel asked for the next sitting and 
was granted the same. Location, one mile from Hassel, N. C, 
Martin Co., beginning Friday before the second Sunday in 
October, 1960. 

Elder Wm. Shepard was chosen to preach the introductory 
sermon. Elder S. A. Short, alternate. 

Moved and agreed to get our delegates to visit Associations 
with whom we correspond. 

Sandy Ridge: Elder H. G. Gardner. 

Long Branch : Elder B. B. Exum. 

Tar River: Elder Wm. Shepard. 

Contentnea : Elder Joe Taylor. 

Old School Roanoke: Elder Sandy Brown. 

Chestnut Knob: Elder S. A. Short. 

Cub Run : Elder A. Cofield. 

Coopers Grove: Elder F. R. Bell. 

Loving : Elder Joe Outerbridge. 

Radicue : Elder B. B. Exum. 

Union Line : Elder Isaiah Perkin. 

Bethlehem : Elder F. R, Bell. 

Little River: Elder C. W. Powell. 

Piedmont : Elder S. A. Short. 

Mt. Zion : Elder B. B. Exum. 

Moved and agreed that the corresponding letters be read. 

Moved and agreed that the Circular Letter be read. These 
were read by the Clerk. Moved and agreed that the Clerk write 
the Corresponding Letter for 1960. 

Moved and agreed that Elder Cofield write the Circular 
Letter. 



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CORRESPONDING LETTER 

This is our 75th annual session of the Corresponding Prim- 
itive Baptist Association held with St. John Church, Friday 
before the second Sunday in October, 1959. We are indeed 
thankful to be able to say that God has blessed us to meet in 
another session in peace and love. Let us continue on in the 
ways of righteousness. Let us pray that God will bless and 
keep us in the way of righteousness. 

Your brother in Christ I trust, 

ELDER ALLEN COPIELD 



CIRCULAR LETTER 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: — This is our Seventy- 
fifth annual session of the Corresponding Association. I am 
so thankful to God that He has blessed us to meet again in 
an association. I hope the Lord will enable uz v: express such 
love and welcome to our delegates, brothers, sisters and friends, 
that when we have sung our last song we will be able to say, it 
is good for us to be here. 

May brotherly love continue. 

Your brother in Christ, 

ELDER JAMES H. REID 

Moved and agreed, if no other business, the conference win 
close. The Moderator used 505 for closing hymn. Dismissed by 
Elder B. B. Exum. 

SATURDAY EVENING, October 10, 1959 

The Moderator opened the afternoon session by singing hymn 
353. Prayer by Elder Eugene Callier. 

Moved and agreed that the roll of churches be called; all 
were present. 

Moved and agreed that the committee make its report. They 
reported as follows. 1, Elder P. T. Smith; 2, Elder Penn; 3, 
Elder J. J. Adams. 

Moved and agreed that the report of the committee be re- 
ceived and discharged. Moved and agreed that the Finance 

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Committee keep a correct account of all money taken up and 
paid out. 

Moved and agreed that the association have 500 copies of 
the minutes printed by the Moderator and Clerk. 

Moved and agreed that the Association take up its dues. 

Hickory Grove $ 14.00 Jones Chapel 12.00 

Jenkin's Chapel 

Ennes 

Post Oak 

Mt. Moriah 

St. John 

Mt. Rammah 

Peter Swamp 

St. Paul 

St. Matthew 



9.00 


Olive Branch 


3.00 


14.00 


Zion Grove 


5.00 


11.00 


Chestnut Grove 


5.00 


8.00 


Williams Chapel 


10.00 


20.00 




$122.00 


1.00 


Found in old treasury 


-$ 14.26 


3.00 




$136.26 


1.00 


Penny Collection — 


$108.84 


6.00 


Total 


$245.10 



FRIDAY EVENING AT THE STAND 

Elder C. W. Powell opened by singing hymn 365, Elder 
Russell Callier conducting. Elder James Reid sang hymn 185, 
text. Matthew 5:15. 

Elder Richard Anderson, text Psa. 90, Elder E. Callier sang 
hymn 38, text Romans 24, closing hymn 400. Dismissed by 
Elder Adams. Collection, $4.50. 

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE STAND 

Elder Callier sang hymn 364; prayer by Deacon Wm. 
Perkins. Elder P. T. Smith, text Matthew 25. 

Elder Ben Cherry preached a wonderful sermon. 

Elder George Penn from Sandy Ridge sang hymn 200, text 
Romans 10. Elder J. J. Adams, sang hymn 492, text Job. 
closing hymn 382. Benediction by Elder A. Humphrey. Collect- 
ion, $10.17. 



SATURDAY MORNING AT THE STAND 

Elder Callier sang hymn 3; prayer by Deacon George 
Wimberly. Elder Willie Bullock sang hymn 353, text Gen. 2. 
Elder David Bullock, sang hymn 141, text John 19. Elder James 

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Dickens sang hymn 355 ; text John 14. Closing hymn 689. Bene- 
diction by Elder F. L. Coley. Collection $16.17. 
SATURDAY EVENING AT THE STAND 

Elder Callier sang a hymn; prayer by Elder C. W. Powell. 

Elder P. T. Smith sang hymn 155, text, St. John 9. Elder 
George Penn sang hymn 46, text Matthew 25. Elder J. J. 
Adams sang hymn 506, text Heb. 1-5. Elder Johnny Morning 
sang hymn 91, text Exodus 14. Closing hymn 689. Dismissed 
by Elder J. J. Adams. Collection $9.05. 

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE STAND 

Elder B. B. Exum sang hymn 433. Lesson, John 14 by Elder 
S. A. Short. Elder Moore, text John 21. Elder F. L. Coley sang 
73, text, Samuel 1:17. Elder E. Callier sang hymn 288, text 
Samuel 16. Closing hymn 161. Benediction by Elder A. 
Humprey. Collection $16.00. 

SUNDAY AT THE STAND 

Elder B. B. Exum opened the meeting by singing hymn 
530. Scripture lesson, St. John 1:14; prayer by Elder S. A. 
Short. Elder E. Moore, text John 1 :8. Elder R. Anderson sang 
hymn 76, text 'Psa. 23. Elder F. L. Coley, sang hymn 618, text 
Daniel 5. Elder Willie Bullock, text Matt, 27 :21. Elder A. H. 
Humphrey sang hymn 3, text Matt. ,25. Elder James Dickens 
sang hymn 2, text John 15. Elder J. L. Wade sang hymn 355, 
text, John 18 :15. Closing hymn 653. Benediction by Elder 
Coley. Collection $62.00. 



CHURCHES, PASTORS, AND THEIR ADDRESES 

Hickory Grove — Elder H. G. Gardner, pastor, Rt. 1, Box 277, 
Washington, N. C. 

Mt. Moriah — Elder B. B. Exum, pastor, Rt. 4, Whitakers, N. C. 
Ennes— Elder S. A. Short, pastor, Box 577, Bethel, N. C. 
Post Oak— Elder B. B. Exum, pastor, Rt. 4, Whitakers, N. C. 
Jenkins Chapel — Elder B. B. Exum, pastor, Whitakers, N. C. 
St. John — Elder Russell Callier, pastor, Robersonville, N. C. 
Mt. Rhemon— Eld. H. G. Gardner, Rt. 1, Box 227, Washington, N. C. 
Peter Swamp— Eld. H. G. Gardner, Rt. 1, Box 227, Washington, N.C. 
St. Matthew— Eld. H. G. Gardner, Rt. 1, Box 227, Washington, N. C. 
Jones Chapel — Elder Allen Cofield, Williamston, N. C. 
Olive Branch— Elder B. B. Exum, Whitakers, N. C. 
Chestnut Grove — Elder Ernest Farmer, Bethel, N. C. 

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Zion Grove — Elder Russell Callier, Robersonville, N. C. 
St. Paul— Elder Russell Callier, Robersonville, N. C. 
William's Chapel— Elder James Reid, 1878, Ala. Ave., S. E., Wash- 
ington 20, D. C. 

QUARTERLY MEETING DAYS 

Hickory Grove: First Sunday and Saturday before in February May, 

August, November. 
Jenkins Chapel: Fourth Sunday and Saturday before in March, June, 

September, December. 
Post Oak: Second Sunday and Saturday before in Feb. May, Aug., Nov. 
Mt. Moriah: First Sunday and Sat. before in March, June, Sept. Dec. 
Peter Swamp: Fourth Sunday and Sat. before in Feb. May, Aug., Nov. 
Mt. Rhemon: Second Sunday and Sat. before in March, June, Sept., Dec. 
St. John: Second Sunday and Sat. before in March, June, Sept., Dec. 
St. Matthews: Third Sunday and Sat. before in Jan. April, July, Oct. 
St. Paul: Fourth Sunday and Sat. before in Jan., April, July, October. 
Jones Chapel: Third Sunday and Sat. before in Jan., April, July, Oct. 
Olive Branch: Third Sunday and Sat. before in Feb., May, Aug., Nov. 
Chestnut Grove: Second Sun. and Sat. before in Jan., April, July, Oct. 
Zion Grove: First Sunday and Sat. before in Jan., April, July, October. 
Williams Chapel: First SumJlay, Jan., April, July, Oct. 

ORDAINED ELDERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 

Elder H. G. Gardner, Rt. 1, Box 227, Washington, N. C. 

Elder B. B. Exum, Rt. 4, Whitakers, N. C. 

Elder S. A. Short, Box 577, Bethel, N. C. 

Elder F. R. Bell, Oak City, N. C. 

Elder C. W. Powell, Rt. 2, Tarboro, N. C. 

Elder James Reid, 1878 Ala. Ave., S. E., Washington, 20, D. C. 

Elder Pete Bell, Williamston, N. C. 

Elder Russell Callier, Robersonville, N. C. 

Elder Sandy Brown, P. O., Robersonville, N. C. 

Elder Joe Taylor, 1106 Taylor St., Greenville, N. C. 

Elder Allen Cofield, 119 Hill St., Williamston, N. C. 

Elder Earnest Farmer, Bethel, N. C. 

Elder Isaiah Parker, Williamston, N. C. 

Elder Joe Outerbridge, Rt. 3, Box 368, Williamston, N. C. 

LICENSED MINISTERS 

Brother Mose Carr, Parmelie, N. C. 
Brother William Brown, Bethel, N. C. 

CLERKS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 

Hickory Grove: Sister Lehea Shepherd, Rt. 2, Williamston, N. C. 

Jenkins Chapel: Sister Callie Paige, Parmelie, N. C. 

Enes: Sister Lucille Webb, Bethel, N. C. 

Post Oak: Sister Lelia Spruill, Robersonville, N. C. 

Mt. Moriah: Bro. J. I. Jones, Rt. 2, Box 177, Tarboro, N. C. 

St. John: Sister Catherine Outerbridge, Williamston, N. C. 

Mt. Rhemon: Sister Chelise C. Gardner, Washington, N. C. 

Peter Swamp: Sister Chelise C. Gardner, Washington, N. C. 

St. Paul: Sister Ethel Callier, Robersonville, N. C. 

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St. Matthew: Sister Charlotte Gardner, Williamston, N. C. 
Jones Chapel: Sister Annie Ward, Bethel, N. C. 
Olive Branch: Bro. David Langley, Patcolius, N. C. 
Zion Grove: Sister Ethel Collier, Robersonville, N. C. 
William Chapel: Sister Anne Ried, Washington, D. C. 
Chestnut Grove: Sister Mattie Farmer, Bethel, N. C. 

CHURCHES AND THEIR DEACONS 

St. John: Bro. William Perkin, Rt. 3, Williamston, N. C. 

Hickory Grove ; Brother Abraham Clemons, Washington, N. C. 

Jenkins Chapel: Bro. Claud Jones, Parmelie, N. C. 

Enes: Brother Wm. Perkin, Rt. 3, Williamston, N. C. 

Post Oak: Bro. Claud Jones, Parmelie, N. C. 

Mt. Rhemon: Bro, A. Clemons, Washington, N. C. 

St. Paul: Bro. Oscar Louis, Rt. 2, Robersonville, N. C. 

Mt. Moriah: Bro. J. I. Jones, Rt. 2, Box 177, Tarboro, N. C. 

Peter Swamp: Bro. R. Knight, Rt. 1, Box 339, Washington, N. C. 

Jones Chapel: Bro. John Cherry, G. E. Cherry, Louis Cofield 

St. Matthew: Bro. A. Clemons 

Olive Branch: Bro. David Langley 

Chestnut Grove: Bro. R. W. Lock, Rt. 2, Box 115, Greenville, N. C. 

Zion Grove: Bro. E. Callier, Luther Perkin 

Williams Chapel: Bro. William Sherrod 



ARTICLES OF FAITH 



1. We believe in one true and living God, the Father, the Son and 
the Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the 
word of God and the only rule of faith and practice. 

3. We believe in the doctrine of man's impotency to recover himself 
from the fallen state he is in by nature of his own free will and ability. 

4. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by 
the imputed righteousness of Christ. 

5. We believe in the doctrine of eternal, particular election. 

6. We believe that God's elect shall be called, converted and sancti- 
fied by the Holy Ghost. 

7. We believe that the saints shall persevere in grace, and never 
finally fall away. 

8. We believe that baptism, the Lord's Supper and washing the saints' 
feet are ordinances and the true mode of baptism is by immersion. 

9. We believe in the resurrection of the dead. We believe that the 
punishment of the wicked will be everlasting and the joys of the right- 
eous shall be eternal. 

10. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the ord- 
inance of baptism and the Lord's Supper except such as are regularly 
ordained by the presbytery. 

ELDER B. B. EXUM, Moderator, 

ELDER H. G. GARDNER, Ass't Moderator, 

BROTHER JAMES JONES, Clerk 

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RULES OF DECORUM 

1. Each church agrees to hold conference once a month. 

2. The Moderator and Clerk should be chosen by the majority of 
the delegates present. 

3. Conference shall be opened by praise and prayer. 

4. The doors of the church shall be opened for reception of members 
to fellowship. 

5. The state and standing of the church shall be inquired into, 

6. No member shall leave the conference without permission of the 
Moderator. 

7. The minority shall submit to the majority in all cases. 

8. Any business brought up in the church shall be read thret times 
before acted upon. 

9. We agree that if any member shall violate these rules, such 
member shall be dealt with according to the gospel order. 

10. We agreed to commune four times a year when all is well. 

11. We agree to wash feet once a year at any church. 

12. No member shall have any right to contract any business of the 
church without the liberty of the church to do so. 

13. If any member becomes dissatisfied with the rules of the church 
they shall be excluded from fellowship until they can give satisfaction 
and then be restored. 

14. If any member shall wilfully absent himself from communion, he 
shall make his reason known to the church of God. 

15. If any member violates any of these rules, he shall be brought to 
trial. He must be tried first by his own church. 

16. If any minister, deacon, or Clerk transgress these rules, the church 
shall have power to call help from other churches to aid in settling it. 

17. We agree not to commune with any persons unless they are bap- 
tized in our faith and order. 

18. We agree to commune with Predestinarian Baptists who are in 
good standing. 

19. If any member sees another transgressing the rules of the church 
and does not bring it to the church after applying the eighteenth chap- 
ter of Matthew, they are liable to be tried before the church themselves. 
Each church shall have a Moderator and be governed by the voice of 
the church. 

20. No ordination shall be done only in a Union or an Association. 

21. No traffic or trade shall be nearer than 150 yards of the church 
grounds. 

22. No minister or members shall have a right to carry any of the 
Corresponding Association property to any Association. 

23. No members who have been withdrawn from fellowship will be 
allowed to come into the Association. He first shall get right at his 
own church. 

24. No member of this Association shall join any secret order and 
such shall be a violation of our faith and order and shall be dealt with 
by their churches. 



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CHURCH GOVERNMENT AND DECORUM 

1. It shall be the duty of the church to meet monthy in conference. 
Each member without some lawful excuse, shall be present. In 

the absence of the pastor, the church shall choose a Moderator, whose 
duty it shall be to open the doors for the reception of members. 

2. Take up references, the oldest in order. 

3. It shall be the duty of each member tovote in all cases and a 
majority sail rule, excepting when touching the fellowship. 

4. No motion shall claim the attention of the Moderator without 
a second. 

5. Every motion made and seconded shall come under the obser- 
vation of the church unless it be withdrawn by the member who 
made it. 

6. Even- member who speaks in debate shall rise from his seat and 
address the Moderator, and shall not be interrupted while speaking 
unless he departs from the subject. 

7. No member shall speak more than three times on the same 
subject without leave from the church. 

8. No member shall have the liberty of talking or whispering in 
time of public speaking nor cast reflections upon the speaker. He 
shall adhere strictly to the subject. 

9. No member shall absent himself from the conference without 
leave of the Moderator. 

10. The Moderator shall have the same privilege of speaking as any 
other member, provided the chair be filled; and he shall not vote 
unless the conference be equally divided. 

11. If any member shall fail to attend two regular meetings in 
succession, without some lawful excuse, he or she shall be under the 
censure of the church. 

12. It shall be the duty of the deacons, while taking the Lord's 
Supper to notice and see if any members are missing in the congrega- 
tion, and if any, the deacon shall report at next conference. 

13. No church in this union shall receive a member from any other 
church in this union except on a certificate of good standing, and in 
full fellowship with the church from which the member came, except 
impossible to obtain such, then proceed as on confession of faith. 

14. No church in this union shall hear a minister preach after having 
been silenced by a legal conference, whose Moderator shall be the 
Moderator of the Association. 

15. Male members shall be the only debaters in any conference 
in this union. 

16. If any member of this union joins any secret order of the day, 
he shall be reproved. 

17. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to see that these rules are 
obeyed. 

18. Any amendment to this form of government may be made by 
two-thirds of the members present and voting. 



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